Sustainable Development Goals

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Dear Students,

HanVoice UToronto – a North Korean human rights advocacy group, based on UofT Campus, partnered with the UTSU and Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) to host an United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Training on Saturday, March 21st, 2020 at Hart House Great Hall
This is a great chance for students of all disciplines to network with UN officials,  gather best practices, and to learn about the development goals not just on paper, but in practice.
We have attached the poster for the event, the Eventbrite link here, as well as the Facebook event page here.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Hannah Wen:

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March on

You’re more than halfway through the semester with just a bit more to go. Spring couldn’t get here soon enough! But the month of March has a lot to offer. This week, you can talk to new people and find support for planning your future as you continue to work hard.

1. Award Explorer

Search today

Discover funding opportunities that recognize your achievements and financially support your studies.

2. Grad Talk: Storytelling

March 4, 12 – 2 p.m.

Multi-Faith Centre

Discuss strategies for effective storytelling in grad school over pizza.

3. LGBTQ2+ career night

March 5, 6 – 8 p.m.

Campbell Conference Facility

Network with LGBTQ2+ alumni to learn more about career paths in law, healthcare, government and more.

4. Own your financial future

March 6, 12 – 1 p.m.

Hart House

Learn budgeting and saving strategies to help you manage debt, and make credit work for you.

5. Planning your program

March 6, 3 – 5 p.m.

Cumberland House

First generation students are invited to learn more about program selection, using Degree Explorer and career planning.

6. Feedback on clubs policy

March 9, 2 – 3 p.m.

21 Sussex Ave.

Help review and give your feedback on changes to the recognition policy for campus groups.

7. Talk about mindfulness

March 10, 4 – 5 p.m.

Multi-Faith Centre

Join others for mindfulness practice and conversation.

8. Talk to new people

March 10, 4 – 5 p.m.

Koffler Student Services Centre

Develop confidence and practice your conversation skills with someone new.

9. Dinner discussion

March 11, 5 – 8 p.m.

Multi-Faith Centre

Join a dinner and discussion on religion, patriarchy, and gender-based violence in faith communities.

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Come together

Easing back into a routine after the break can be a challenge, but you don’t have to do it alone. Share a meal with friends, join mental health discussions, learn how to find a mentor and more! There are lots of opportunities to find connection and support from others as you regain your rhythm.

1. Find a mentor

Take the online course today

Learn how to find your own mentor and develop a mutually beneficial relationship.

2. Black Futures in Tech

February 26, 5 – 8 p.m.
Hart House, Debates Room

Black students can gain industry knowledge from Black professionals and explore career pathways in tech.

3. Minding our minds

February 27, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Victoria College, Alumni Hall

Join discussions and workshops on mental health in higher education at this full-day conference!

4. Caribbean breakfast

February 28, 9 – 10 a.m.
Multi-Faith Centre

Start the day with a Creole-inspired vegan breakfast to enjoy a delicious blend of spices and flavours.

5. BHM Luncheon

February 28, 12 – 2 p.m.
Hart House, Great Hall

Meet friends and colleagues over lunch and performances at this annual Black History Month celebration.

6. Mindfulness retreat

February 29, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall

Learn self-care techniques and mindfulness-based practices to boost your mood, and feel your best.

7. Work in health & life sci

March 3, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Medical Sciences Building

Network with employers and apply for jobs on the spot at the Health and Life Sciences Career Fair.

8. Residence portal

Apply today

There’s a new way to apply for a spot in residence! Check out the residence portal today to get started.

9. U + NSSE = power

Check your U of T inbox 

Together with the National Survey of Student Engagement, you have the power to make our campus a better place!

New to using CLNx? Just log in using your UTORid and password, and click on events & workshops. Select a calendar and click on the individual event to learn more.

Psst! There are so many more cool things going on, but we can’t include them all.
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Abundant possibilities

Finally, the week you’ve been waiting for. The midway break you deserve. You can catch up on coursework, try a new workout or share your ideas for making meaningful change on campus. Whatever you decide to do, this week is yours for the taking!

1. Making change

Check your U of T inbox

You can make meaningful change on campus! Check your inbox for important surveys and a chance to win great prizes.

2. Time on your side

February 19, 2 – 3 p.m.

Koffler Student Services Centre

Learn time management strategies with other students who understand the struggle.

3. Shut up and write

February 20, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Gerstein Library

Got writer’s block? Find time and inspiration in a productive communal setting.

4. Leadership for grads

February 21, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

OISE, Room 8280

Learn to develop leadership skills in grad school and complete your Leadership for Grads certificate all in one day.

5. Squad goals

February 21, 12:15 – 1 p.m.

Goldring Centre

Try a personalized workout session with the support of a coach and team to keep you motivated.

6. Apartment Hunting 101

February 24, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Wilson Hall, Room 2002

Get tips on budgeting, finding roommates, signing leases and more at this URent info session.

7. Fete Afrique!

February 25, 11:45 – 2 p.m.

Hart House, Great Hall

Enjoy a tasty and balanced meal inspired by African flavours and cultures at this month’s 5-buck lunch.

8. Black Futures: Self care

February 25, 12 – 3 p.m.

Hart House, East Common Room

Drop by the Self-Care Fair for a massage, hip hop yoga, hair and eyebrow styling, and more!

9. Wisdom & Spirituality

February 25, 1:30 – 3 p.m.

Multi-Faith Centre

Explore how different spiritual practices and wisdom relate to well-being and living a fulfilling life.

New to using CLNx? Just log in using your UTORid and password, and click on events & workshops. Select a calendar and click on the individual event to learn more.

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You’re not seeing double. We goofed!

Sorry folks, we got our dates wrong. Voting for Governing Council is super important and you need to get your votes in by February 14!

1. #JoyAtUofT

Follow us on Instagram for more

It’s #JoyAtUofT week! Get ready for daily giveaways, tons of tips for finding joy on campus and more!

2. Program Exploration Days

February 12 & 13, 12 – 5 p.m.

Sidney Smith Lobby & Commons

Learn more about academic programs that spark your interest as you speak to academic advisors and career educators.

3. U + NSSE = change

Survey starts February 13

Check your U of T email inbox

Through the National Survey of Student Engagement, you have the power to make meaningful change on campus!

4. Intersecting identities

February 13, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Cumberland House, Baldwin Room

Discuss the complexities of navigating U of T as a Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour or student with a disability.

5. Midterm Study Hubs

Now – February 28

This midterm season, check out a Study Hub session so you can stay motivated and crush those exams. No registration needed!

6. Skates and Hearts

February 13, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Varsity Arena

Get active with friends and improve your skating skills! Free hot chocolate, crafts, skates and helmets while supplies last.

7. MoveU.HappyU

Apply by February 14

Enhance your mood, mental health and academic performance by getting active with this free, six-week program.

8. Submit your vote

Voting closes February 14

Have your say by voting for Governing Council members! Check out the list of candidates today.

9. Your summer experience

Apply by February 18

Want to experience a summer abroad? The deadline is coming up, so get that application in now!


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Black History Month

February is Black History Month! We’re kicking off this month’s Nine New Things by highlighting some workshops and events that focus on the past, present and future of the Black community at U of T and beyond. Everyone is welcome to join in and learn more!

1. Celebrating Black Authors

February 1 – March 1

Robarts Library

Head over to Robarts to see a celebration of Black authors that lasts all month long!

2. AfroFuturism Dance

February 5, 6 –  p.m.

Hart House, Activities Room

Connect to knowledge, history and movement through dance styles that map a rich history onto a current urban style.

3. Black Voices 2020

February 6, 6 – 9 p.m.

Innis Town Hall 

Black Voices highlights ideas and projects in the Black community and manifests new connections in the next generation.

4. U of T Drama Festival

February 6 – 8 

Hart House Theatre

Check out original, one-act plays at the U of T Drama Festival. Students perform and direct to compete for five coveted awards.

5. Black Excellence Ball

February 7, 4:30 – 10 p.m.
Goldring Centre

Get your ballroom battle on at Kiki ball! Featuring great prizes and a beginner-friendly vogue dance workshop.

6. Reflections

Now – February 28

Members of the Engineering community are invited to share lived experiences, advice and opportunities for change.

7. Staying healthy

Protect yourself & others

Protect yourself from viruses this season by washing your hands with soap and water, and staying home if you feel sick!

8. (in)Visible Black Woman

February 11, 6 – 8:30 p.m.

Hart House, East Common Room

What does it mean to be a co-signer but never to be a leader? Sometimes, the only way to survive is by throwing shade.

9. Mental health support now

Call 1-844-451-9700

Download the My SSP app

The U of T My Student Support Program offers free and confidential support for any school, health or general life concern.


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Real talk

Going to a big school in a big city is as exciting as it is challenging. But even in the biggest crowd, you’re unique! This week we’re celebrating what makes you, YOU. From evolving identities and leadership qualities, to religion and creative pursuits, there’s an event on campus that will make you feel seen. Because your individuality is what makes you amazing.

1. Coming of Age(s)

January 30, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
21 Sussex Ave, Room 421
Discuss what it means to “come of age” as a queer person – emerging into yourself and your identity in different ways and times.

2. Resume Blitz

January 31, 12 – 4 p.m.
Would you like feedback on your resume or cover letter? Discover how to get your resume noticed by the employers you’d like to attract.

3. Impostor Syndrome

January 31, 2 – 4 p.m.
Cumberland House, Cumberland Room
Feeling like you don’t deserve to be at university as a BIPOC student? Join a discussion about the feelings that accompany discrimination.

4. Get to know Ulife

January 31 & February 3
21 Sussex Ave, Room 321
Starting a new club? Want to apply for office space at 21 Sussex? Ulife has valuable workshops and information to help you get started!

5. Learning to Lead

February 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
OISE, Room 8220
Work towards your Learning to Lead Certificate and complete four of your five required Learning to Lead workshops in one day!
6. Human rights & religion
February 1, 10 a.m. -p.m 2:30 p.m.
Multi-Faith Centre, Multi-Purpose Room
Take a field trip to explore the basis of human rights and the promotion of those rights by Canadian faith communities.

7. Understanding allyship

February 3, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Innis Residence, Events Room
Join a conversation about the different ways we understand the term “ally” – both its lessons and its limitations.

8. Cookies & Creative Writing

February 4, 4 – 5:30
Trinity College, Divinity Common Room
Treat yourself Tuesday is back with cookies, cocoa and creative writing! Nurture your creative side as you enjoy a sweet treat.

9. Discussing climate change

Register by February 5
Hart House, Music Room
At the Global Commons conference, you’ll connect with students from around the world to discuss one of the most pressing issues of our time.


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The snow is flying and the days are cold, but that doesn’t have to stop you from working toward your goals this week. Whether you’re focusing on your career, discovering your strengths or exploring your artistic side, there’s a event or workshop to get you moving in the right direction.

1. Time management for grads

January 22, 1 – 3 p.m.
Learn to think strategically about your time, focus on your goals and turn your priorities into successes. Get things done as you make time for fun.

2. Your faith & career

January 22, 4 – 5:30 p.m.
Multi-Faith Centre, Multi Purpose Room
Explore how your faith and values connect to your career choices, and discover how to engage your whole self and identity in the workplace.

3. Conflict resolution

January 23, 1 – 2:30 p.m.
At this workshop you’ll explore how conflict arises and how to transform it through effective communication techniques.

4. Let it Go Skate

January 23, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Let it go with the MoveU Crew for a night of skating, hot chocolate, button-making and other crafts! Skate rentals are free while supplies last.

5. Dream big

Register today
Recognize your passions and discover the career path that’s right for you. Dream Job Academy workshops will get you started.

6. Move with Pride yoga

January 24
Hart House, Activities Room
Unwind your body and mind at this free LGBTQ2S+ body-positive yoga and meditation class. Offered in a safe and inclusive space.

7. Paint & jam session

January 27, 12 – 2 p.m.
Join this Consent Action Week workshop to engage in meaningful discussions as you learn how to create your own affirmation statement.

8. Tata Group internships

Application deadline: March 31
Build your business skills with one of India’s largest companies. Projects include marketing, biochemical engineering, consulting and more.

9. Your career awaits

February 4, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Recent grad? About to finish your degree? Head to the Graduating and Alumni Career Fair to meet employers, hiring managers, recruiters and more.

$25,000 Coding Competition + Citadel Recruiting Opportunity | Waterloo v. UofT Coding Competition


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Dear Students,

This year, join us for our first ever head to head competition against the University of Waterloo. Terminal Live is your opportunity to code your game strategy, watch it compete, and win $25,000+!

Apply Now!


This year, you represent more than your team. This year, you’re competing head to head against University of Waterloo students. At the end of the day, we will crown a Terminal Live champion!

FYI: It’s easy to apply – fill out a questionnaire, upload your resume, and complete a short assessment.

What is Terminal? Terminal is a novel games-based AI challenge, where players code strategies to automate gameplay, battling team vs team for prize money and inside track for interviews. Check out this brief clip to see a Terminal Live event in action!

Terminal Live: Waterloo v. UoT is sponsored by Citadel and Citadel Securities in partnership with Correlation One.

When: Saturday, January 25th, 10am – 6pm

Where: E7, University of Waterloo (Transportation will be provided)

Prizes: $25,000 + Exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel


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Getting organized

January can be a busy time. With great conferences (we’re looking at you, Next Steps and Leading Together!), workshops and events happening, now is the perfect time to get organized. There’s lots of great programming to choose from, so do your research and find what works best with your schedule. You’ll be so glad you did!

1. Experience Expo

January 16, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Hart House

Discover paid and volunteer experiences that will improve your academic performance and build your resume.

2. Language Exchange kickoff

January 16, 5 p.m.

Centre for International Experience

Share your language and practice a new one in an informal, conversational setting. The kickoff event is a great way to get started.

3. A chance to serve

Nominations open until Jan 17 at 5 p.m.

Governing council oversees academic, business and student affairs at U of T. Nominate a peer for one of eight available positions today.

4. Alternative Reading Week

Register by January 24

Immerse yourself in three days of volunteering on community projects as you make meaningful contributions and learn more about your city.

5. Study Smart Conference

Register today for February 8

9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Multi-Faith Centre

Discover how YOU learn best. Learn to maintain motivation, achieve your goals, identify effective learning strategies and much more

6. Spirit Singers

Mondays, 6 – 8 p.m.

Centre for International Experience

Join a choral ensemble that celebrates diversity and intercultural understanding. Accepting new members until the end of January!

7. U of T is listening

Surveys coming to your inbox soon

Important surveys about the student experience are coming your way! Keep an eye on your U of T email and participate to win great prizes.

8. Burn Bright

Register today for February 8 & 9

Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre

This overnight retreat offers workshops, Indigenous teachings and self-reflection activities – a fun way to discover more about yourself!

9. Your transcript

Give your feedback today

What do you think should be reflected on your university transcript? U of T is exploring the future of transcripts and wants your feedback!


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The Student And Recent Graduate Committee Survey

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Dear Students,

We want to hear from students and recent graduates!

Survey is now online, plus a 25$ Amazon gift card to win!

The Student And Recent Graduate Committee (SARGC) of the SSC is dedicated to supporting students and recent graduates with workshops, accreditation, scholarships, employment, social activities, and more. We want to connect with statisticians across Canada with our 2019-2020 inaugural survey to better understand our community’s engagement with the committee, and the experiences and needs of recent or soon-to-be graduates.

The survey below incorporates questions that will help us in tailoring this year’s activities to your interests! As our way of saying thanks, your participation will give you the opportunity to enter a draw for a $25 Amazon gift card. Please fill out the survey before January 20th, 2020 to be eligible.

Link to the survey (English):

Lien vers le sondage (Français) :

You know how data are important! If you are a student or a recent graduate, or if you know one, please forward this information to them, to ensure that we may collect as much data as possible. All information submitted is confidential.

This survey is also a way for students and recent graduates to get involved! As mentioned in the survey, the SARGC is currently looking for:

• Candidates (students, recent graduates, and working professionals) interested in being interviewed on their transitions as students to working professionals; and

• Representatives of the SARGC in each Canadian University, who will help us in communicating any important information about the SARGC activities.

Please note that the links in the survey open independent pop-up windows to allow you to register for different activities while keeping your answers to the survey anonymous.

The members of the SARGC are looking forward to hearing from you!

Thank you for your help,


For more information on the SARGC, please visit our website:

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2020 vision

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2019, so this will be your last NNT of the year. Whether you’re celebrating a great year or looking forward to the new one, we’ve got lots of events and workshops to help you get started. Because with a little planning, 2020 could be your best year yet!

1. Winter wonderland 

December 11, 5 – 7 p.m.
Varsity Centre Arena

Celebrate the holidays with a magical evening of ice skating, hot chocolate, treats, games, prizes and surprises!

2. Interviewing for Work

December 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Myhal Centre, MY350

Learn about interviews outside of academia and how to position your grad experiences effectively and authentically to potential employers.

3. Mindful Moments Yoga

December 17, 12:10 – 12:40 p.m.
Daniel’s Building, Faculty of Architecture

Held in the Architecture & Design Gallery, this drop-in yoga session helps boost your energy and mood while improving sleep. Beginners welcome!

4. Grad holiday potluck

December 21, 6 – 10 p.m.
Grad Room

Join the UTGSU and the International Students’ Caucus to celebrate the holiday season! Great food, music, prizes and more.

5. Health & Wellness closure

December 21 – January 6
The Health & Wellness Centre will be closed over the break, so make sure you’ve got the medication you need and know what to do if you need help.

6. Talking Walls

Now – January 6
Hart House, 2nd floor hallway

Stand with Hong Kong Journalists” is an exhibit that showcases photos from journalists who present visually compelling stories about the movement.

7. Funds for your great idea

Apply by January 13
The Student Initiative Fund offers financial support for projects that enhance the student experience and foster a sense of community at U of T.

8. Get ready to go global

Apply by January 14
The application deadline for fall and full-year exchanges is coming up fast! Get your application in and prepare for the experience of a lifetime.

9. Leading Together Conference

Conference: January 24
Connect with other student leaders from diverse roles and areas of study as you participate in peer-led sessions and experiential learning activities.

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It’s the little things

When stress feels big (cough*exams*cough), sometimes it helps to focus on the little things. This week, we’re focusing on small, simple things that will help you take a break, take a breath and take care of yourself. So get that massage, check out a market, honour a precious life or register for that cool thing. And remember that you can do this – one small step at a time.

1. Holiday artisan & book sale

December 5, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
First Nations House

Celebrate the holidays and the creativity of the Indigenous community at this market. Vendors include Good Mind Books and community artisans.

2. Massage Thursdays

December 5, 2 – 4 p.m.
Multi-Faith Centre, Multi-Purpose Room

Drop by the Multi-Faith Centre for a 10-minute shoulder massage with a registered therapist! Sign up in person on December 5.

3. Register for ARW

Sign up today
ARW: February 18 – 20

During Alternative Reading Week, you’ll volunteer with other U of T students to make a difference in the community. Quick though, it fills up fast!

4. Winter social

December 5, 2 – 4 p.m.
21 Sussex Ave, Room 421

Decorate gingerbread cookies and make new friends while you learn more about starting a club on campus, leadership opportunities and more!

5. Remembrance & action

December 6, 12 – 2:30 p.m.
Hart House, Great Hall

On the anniversary of the mass shooting at l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, help us honour those who have experienced gender-based violence.

6. Cookie party!

December 6, 3 – 5 p.m.
21 Sussex Ave, Rooms 416, 417, 421

The SGDO is back with another fantastic cookie social to say thanks to everyone who participated in their events this year!

7. Mindful Monday

December 9, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Multi-Faith Centre, Multi-Purpose Room

Clear your mind and ease exam stress at this student-led, pop-up meditation event. Stop by for a few minutes or the whole two hours.

8. Show your ECO-SPIRIT

Submit your proposal today
What does the connection between land and spirituality, environment and religion, nature and meaning look like to you?

9. Next Steps Conference

January 18
Bahen Centre for Information Technology

Part career exploration, part preparation for life after graduation, this conference is a great way to start building your professional network.

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Ready, steady, go!

It’s that time of year again when your knowledge and skills are put to the test. But your body and mind can also be feeling the pressure right now, so take a workshop to help you study effectively, get free swag, eat some healthy food and reach out if you’re feeling overwhelmed. We’re in this together.

1. Get your freebies 

November 25 – 29
Various locations on campus

Look for our pop-up booths across campus this week to get your free study kit! And follow us on social for great contests and giveaways.

2. Mindful tips for exam stress

November 26, 2 p.m.
Facebook Live

Learn more about how to use mindfulness to reduce stress and increase focus during exam season. Mini meditation session included!

3. Exam Prep Workshops

November 26 – December 11
Various times and locations

Academic Success offers workshops to get you exam ready! Register today and learn how to juggle multiple exams, memorize better and more.

4. Take a five-buck break

November 26, 11:45 – 2 p.m.
Hart House, Great Hall

Good food = brain fuel. Drop by Hart House to get a nutritious, delicious lunch for only $5. Good for your body and your budget.

5. Get help when you need it

If exam stress – or life – is starting to feel overwhelming, we can connect you to the help you need. The best time to reach out is now.

6. Find a furry friend

November 26 – December 17
Marvin Gerstein Group Study Room

Hang out and de-stress with therapy dogs! Bella and Beau are back to help you take a break, smile and relieve a bit of stress.

7. Read exam prep guidelines

There are great online tools to help you prepare for different kinds of exams. From problem-solving questions and multiple choice to short answer and essay questions, we’ve got you covered.

8. Exam Jam

December 6, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sidney Smith Hall, Lobby

Attend a review session, try healthy snacks and do something fun. Take a break from studying with free massages, games, giveaways and more!

9. Drop-in counselling

December 9 – 20, various times
Robarts Library, Rooms 1153 & 1155

Feeling overwhelmed? Drop by to talk to a My SSP counsellor. Services are available in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Mandarin.

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Playing the long game

While it’s great to live in the moment, sometimes a little advanced planning is in order. This week we’re all about looking toward the future. Whether it’s contemplating careers, plotting your 2020 workout routine or considering how to give more support to people in our community, we’re playing the long game. So jump in and plan on!

1. Trans day of Remembrance

November 20, 4 – 6 p.m.
21 Sussex Ave., Room 421
Celebrate the lives of trans people at this interactive memorial service and reflect on how we can better support trans folks in our daily lives.

2. Careers in the Community

November 21, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
OISE, Room 2214

Join an evening of conversation and reflection with professionals and community leaders about careers in the public and non-profit sectors.

3. Goldring Express Takeover

November 22, 2 – 5 p.m.
Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport

Check out Goldring’s new fitness and training programs. Try classes like HIIT, barre, cardio dance party and more. Open to everyone!

4. Diversity in Motion

November 23, 1:30 – 6:30 p.m.
The 519 Church Street Community Centre
This conference takes a look at racism, body positivity and disability within sport and physical activity, with a panel discussion about mental health.

5. Because We Are Girls

November 24, 2 – 4 p.m.
Multi-Faith Centre, Main Activity Hall

View a documentary about sisters from a conservative Indo-Canadian family as they come to terms with abuse and search for justice.

6. What’s experiential learning?

Check it out today
Experiential learning is putting theory into practice. Check out the new online Experiential Learning Hub that makes finding U of T opportunities easy.

7. Indigenous education field trip

November 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hart House Farm
Explore caves, water, plants and animals. Instructors will discuss the importance of culture, community and the land to Indigenous ways of understanding.

8. Prep with Academic Success

November 25, 2 p.m.
Facebook Live

Exams are coming up and you want to do your best! Join a learning strategist from Academic Success as he shares top tips and answers questions.

9. Learning Abroad deadline

Apply by December 3
Thinking about a summer abroad or an exchange to Japan? The application deadline will be here before you know it, so get yours in today.

You are invited to Mindfest – mental health fair

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Date: March 11, 2020

Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 am


Hart House

7 Hart House Cir

Toronto, ON

M5S 3H3

See the event details on this link.

Free event, no registration is necessary.

The University of Toronto Department of Psychiatry presents Mindfest. An annual mental health fair, Mindfest raises awareness and battles stigma by encouraging discussions about mental illness. This year’s event focuses on mental health for students and young people. Speakers will include mental health experts, peer mentors, and individuals with lived experience. Workshops will offer attendees opportunities to engage in self-care activities such as yoga and guided meditation. Our exhibitor fair gives attendees an opportunity to explore the support and advocacy organization that exist on and off campus.

A free pizza lunch will be provided for attendees.

For more information please contact Ben Gane, Communications Coordinator, Department of Psychiatry at

Thank you!

Call for Applications for the 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum

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Calling outstanding young researchers in mathematics and computer science!

The application process for the 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum has begun.

Young researchers in computer science and mathematics from all over the world can apply for one of the 200 coveted spots to participate in the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), an annual networking event. The HLF offers all accepted young researchers the great opportunity to personally interact with the laureates of the most prestigious prizes in the fields of mathematics and computer science. For one week, the recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize in Computing, the Fields Medal, and the Nevanlinna Prize engage in a cross-generational scientific dialogue with young researchers in Heidelberg, Germany.

The application period for the 8th HLF runs from November 14, 2019, until February 14, 2020. Young researchers at all phases of their careers (undergraduate/pre-master, graduate PhD or postdoc) are encouraged to complete and submit their applications by February 14 (midnight at the dateline) via the following link:

The 8th HLF will take place from September 20 to 25, 2020 (with young researcher registration on September 19). This prominent, versatile event combines scientific, social and outreach activities in a unique atmosphere, fueled by comprehensive exchange and scientific inspiration. Laureate lectures, young researcher workshops and a structure welcoming unfettered discussions are the elements that compose the Forum’s platform.

Over the course of the weeklong conference, young researchers will be given the exclusive possibility to profoundly connect with their scientific role models and find out how the laureates made it to the top of their fields. Young researchers have ample time to exchange ideas and extensively discuss with other bright scientists from diverse backgrounds. One HLF alumna passed this advice on to future participants, “Come with a really open mind, attend talks and discussions that are not in your area and that you know nothing about. Just sit there, learn and absorb the information. Just expand your mind.”

All applications that are completed and submitted by the deadline are meticulously reviewed by an international committee of experts to ensure that only the most qualified candidates are invited. There are 100 spaces available for each discipline, mathematics and computer science. All applicants will be notified by the end of April 2020 whether or not they will be invited.

For questions regarding requirements and the application process, please contact Young Researchers Relations at:

For more information, please visit:

Applications for the 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum


The Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation (HLFF) annually organizes the Heidelberg Laureate Forum (HLF), which is a networking event for mathematicians and computer scientists from all over the world. The 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum will take place from September 20 to 25, 2020. The HLFF was established and is funded by the German foundation the Klaus Tschira Stiftung (KTS), which promotes natural sciences, mathematics and computer science. The Scientific Partners of the HLFF are the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) and Heidelberg University. The HLF is strongly supported by the award-granting institutions, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the International Mathematical Union (IMU), and the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA).

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To the Editors

With this press release, we would like to extend an invitation to attend and report on the 8th Heidelberg Laureate Forum.

Applicant Inquiries

Sarah MacLeod

Karen Epding

Young Researchers Relations

Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation
Telephone: +49 6221 533-387


Press Inquiries/Contact for Journalists

Wylder Green

Nicole Schmitt

Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation
Telephone: +49 6221 533-384


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Let the snow fly

It might feel a little early for wintry weather, but it sure is pretty! So bundle up and embrace the flakes this week while you check out great events on campus. From serious discussions to lighthearted fun and games, we’ve got the activities that will connect you with your U of T community – no matter what the weather may bring.

1. Religion and migration

November 13, 12 – 2 p.m.
1 Devonshire Place, 108N

How can religious groups foster tolerance and mutual respect? Discuss the role of human rights law and language and religious freedom at this workshop.

2. What’s on your mind?

Wednesday, November 13, 15 & 20
Various times and locations on campus
Help evolve Student Life programs and services and get a $10 Second Cup gift card! Your feedback will help foster a stronger, more equitable community.

3. Know your employment rights

November 14, 4 – 6 p.m.
Student Success Centre, Seminar Room

Join Downtown Legal Services and Career Exploration & Education to learn about your employment rights and how to navigate challenging situations.

4. Kensington photo walk

November 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
Kensington Market

Bring your camera and meet other photographers as you take a walk through historical Kensington Market.

5. Open Mic Night

November 14, 7 – 9 p.m.
Multi-Faith Centre, Multi-Purpose Room

Express yourself and speak your truth. Poets, musicians and artists are invited to reflect on identity, community, culture, family, faith and freedom.

6. Working for Change

November 15, 12:30 – 6 p.m.
New College, Wilson Hall Lounge

Explore meaningful opportunities in social justice as you expand your network and learn how your degree will help you make a difference in the world.

7. MoveU Skate and Create

November 15, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Varsity Arena

Join an evening of crafting, ice skating and fun. Enjoy free hot chocolate, crafts and skate rentals, and don’t forget a donation for the Food and Toy Drive!

8. Work for play

Apply by November 17
Sports & Rec is hiring! Gain leadership and customer service skills and find flexible jobs that work with your schedule while you do what you love.

9. Representation in research

November 20, 1 – 3 p.m.
Multi-Faith Centre, 2nd Floor

Discuss barriers to Indigenous, Black and racialized students as you learn how to get involved in research, and find support from profs and peers.

Summer Research Exchange Program (SREP)

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Summer Research Exchange Program (SREP)

SREP is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students to gain hands-on research experience at partner institutions worldwide while working towards their University of Toronto degree requirements.

TRAVEL: Successful applicants travel to one of 25+ partner institutions worldwide to work on research based on their discipline, research interests, and general preferences. For students in Mathematics, opportunities are available at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, City University of Hong Kong, Technical University Darmstadt, École Polytechnique, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Technical University of Munich, University of Graz, and more!

RESEARCH:  Research placements are for full time placements for 8-12 weeks between May-August 2020. Outside of research, students can also explore the local area, travel, and join in local activities.

APPLY: Find partner institutions, check application procedures, and apply through the Learning Abroad website. The application deadline for most Summer 2020 opportunities is December 3, 2019.

Interested? Find out more about the destinations, research areas, and programs available, as well as available funding and how to apply, by attending a SREP information session.

Information Sessions at the Centre for International Experience (St George Campus):

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A well-deserved break

Whether you’re studying, working or taking some hard-earned time off, reading week always feels like a bit of a treat. So why not live it up and try out something new? Play a few board games, check out the MD Program or donate to a great U of T initiative. The week is all yours.

1. Food and Toy Drive

November 6 – 26
Various locations on campus
Donate toys, non-perishable food, clothing and more at the food and toy drive! All proceeds go to student families registered with the U of T Food Bank.

2. Board Game Cafe

November 6, 3 – 5 p.m.
Hart House, Reading Room

Board games allow you to connect with others without that awkward small talk. Enjoy games, tea, and fun, whether you come solo or with friends!

3. CVs & personal statements

November 7, 10 a.m – 4 p.m.
Student Success Centre

Gain momentum on that grad school application in a productive work environment! Get feedback from a career educator, and great info and resources.

4. SGDO 20th Anniversary

November 7, 5:30 PM – 9:00
Hart House, East Common Room
Discover a panel discussion with stories from the past, reflections on LGBTQ+ cultural and representational shifts, and visions for the future.

5. Student mental health

November 7 – 25
Various locations on all campuses

Help us put your feedback into action! Drop by an Innovation Hub pop-up event  or fill out the online form to give us your insight on student mental health.

6. Medicine 101: Open house

November 9, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Medical Sciences Building, main lobby
Learn more about the MD Program at U of T. Check out a keynote speaker, admissions and program information, and hands-on workshops.

7. Varsity Blues basketball

November 9, 6 – 8 p.m.
Goldring Centre Kimel Family Field House
Come watch your Varsity Blues take on the Windsor Lancers! All Varsity Blues games are free with a valid Tcard. See you at the game!

8. Remembrance Day service

November 11, 10:15 – 11 a.m.
Soldier’s Tower

Honour those who gave their lives in the two World Wars. Mark the centenary of Hart House and the laying of the cornerstone at Soldiers’ Tower.

9. Get your flu shot

November 11 – 15
Various times and locations on campus
Help prevent the flu by getting your shot every year! Remember to eat well, sleep well, exercise, wash your hands and stay home if you feel sick.

Fields Medal Symposium – Student Night on November 5

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Dear Students,

For the eighth consecutive year, the Fields Institute will open its doors to undergraduate and high school students for one of the most exciting mathematics student events in Toronto: the Student Night of the Fields Medal Symposium (FMS).

This year’s FMS will honour Artur Avila (Fields Medal 2014) and explore the current and potential impact of his work. His Student Night talk, titled Being a Mathematician, offers aspiring mathematicians an opportunity to ask questions about choosing mathematics as a career. How do researchers choose an area of study? What do they do when they fail? How do they attack a problem? Have a different question? Come and ask!

The Student Night offers a unique opportunity for interaction between students and a Fields Medallist, meant to inspire an appreciation of the beauty and scope of mathematics. It’s also fun! This popular event typically gathers 150 eager students and has become a favourite annual tradition.

Talk Title: Being a Mathematician


Have you ever wondered about what it’s really like to be a mathematician? How do researchers choose an area of study? What do they do when they fail? How do they attack a problem? Have a different question? Come and ask! In this Student Night, open to students of all ages, Avila will speak about his life and work as a mathematician and Fields Medallist. He invites all young people curious about turning a passion for mathematics into a career and welcomes students to come with their own questions about being a mathematician.

6-9 pm on November 5, 2019

The Fields Institute (222 College St., Toronto, ON)

First-come, first-served seating, subject to venue capacity.

Register here:

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No tricks, all treats

Whether you’re into the spooky season or not, things on campus will still be good this week. Like, scary good. Between hip hop storytelling, ice skating, costume parties and free massages, there’s something for everyone. So make this week a boo-tiful one and treat yourself.

1. Sussex Open House

October 30, 4 – 6 p.m.
21 Sussex Clubhouse

Meet student leaders, learn about getting involved at U of T and explore cubs and groups on campus at this spooky open house. Costumes are encouraged!

2. Massage Thursdays

October 31, 2 – 4 p.m.
Multi-Faith Centre

Feel that tension melt away. Drop in for a 10-minute shoulder massage with a registered therapist. Sign up in person at 2 p.m.

3. Hip hop storytelling

October 31
New College, Wilson Hall

Hip hop’s art, fashion, history and community identity all run counter to a dominant colonial narrative. Hear hip hop greats tell their stories.

4. Launch to Leadership

Apply today
Want to become certified for employment in the sport and recreation industry? Launch to Leadership can provide you with financial assistance.

5. MoveU Scary Skate

October 31, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Varsity Arena

Get active and have fun for free! Show off your Halloween costume as you take a spin around the spooky skating rink.

6. Learning time management

November 1, 1:10 – 2 p.m.
Student Success Centre

Make your time work for you! Meet with a learning strategist to plan your upcoming class schedule, assignments, tests and study sessions.

7. Making dumplings

November 1, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Woodsworth College, Waters Lounge

Join the Queer & Trans Students of Colour Community Kitchen to make dumplings and discuss the connection between food and identity.

8. Places of Worship Bus Tour

November 3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Multi-Faith Centre

Discover the diversity of the GTA! Learn about the different faith groups and traditions that make up the Toronto community.

9. Grads: Learning to say no

November 4, 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Grad Room

As a grad student, it can be hard to turn down requests from supervisors and colleagues. Learn how to say yes to what you need and no to what you don’t.

The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge – Volunteer Markers Needed


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Dear Students,

Volunteer Markers Needed for the COMC!

The Math Outreach Office is seeking approximately 200 student volunteers to mark the Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge.

What is the COMC? The Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge is Canada’s premier math contest, run by the Canadian Mathematical Society. The top 50 scorers will be invited to write the Canadian Math Olympiad, which will inform the selection of Canada’s International Math Olympiad Team.

What is U of T’s role? The U of T Math Department is the marking centre for all the English booklets in Ontario and Quebec and all the French booklets from across Canada. That adds up to around 4000 contest booklets.

What do volunteers do? Volunteers will help with scanning, marking, and recording data during the process (please see details in the google form below). We ask that all volunteers contribute a minimum of 4 hours.

What is the time frame? Scanning will start on November 11 and all contests will need to be fully marked and processed by December 1. The hours are flexible and you will have the choice of marking from home.

What do volunteers get out of this? Work towards a co-curricular record (CCR) entry. Gain experience grading math tests. Gain experience with Crowdmark software. Give back to a community of people who love math.

How to sign up? Please fill out the form at the following link to indicate your interest: We will follow up by email in the first week of November.

Questions? Please feel free to reach us via email:

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Living in colour

Campus is totally living its best life right now. With those fiery colours and crunchy, leaf-lined pathways, it’s a selfie-lover’s paradise. So why not draw inspiration from your campus and take things to the next level in your life this week? Figure out what your dream job might be, take up boxing or discover the opportunities at schools around the world. It’s all yours to discover.

1. LGBTQ+ history tour

October 24, 5 – 9 p.m.
Starting at Hart House, Music Room

From the fun and outrageous to the political and groundbreaking, LGBTQ+ students, staff and faculty have been making history forever. Find out where.

2. Find your dream job

Beginning October 25, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Explore your passions, values and potential careers at Dream Job Academy! Participate in arts, narrative and play-based activities to help you find your path.

3. Indigenous language games

October 25, 6 – 8 p.m.
Cumberland House, Baldwin Room

Forget Scrabble – have you tried sCREEble? Anishinaabemowin bingo? Baapaase? Expand your vocabulary in a fun, new way.

4. Boxing for self defense

October 25, 6 – 8 p.m.
Athletic Centre, Dance Studio

Learn self-defense techniques in a safe, inclusive environment as you connect with other LGBTQ+ students. Beginners welcome!

5. How do you move?

Now – November 15
Participate in a survey that focuses on the transportation experiences of post-secondary students. Check your email inbox for the StudentMoveTO survey today.

6. Indigenous Education Week

October 28 – November 1
Various locations on campus

Celebrate the year of Indigenous languages at Indigenous Education Week! Join great events, workshops, talks and more.

7. Learning Abroad Fair

October 29, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Cumberland House

Discover the possibilities of learning abroad as you hear from current and past exchange students and speak to reps from partner institutions.

8. Avoid the midterm slump

October 29, 2:30 – 4 p.m.
Multi-Faith Centre, Floor 2

Make this reading week a productive one! Learn how to maintain your motivation and momentum as you find resources for academics, health and more.

9. Mindful living retreat

Register today for November 6
At this half-day retreat on campus, you’ll meet new people, enjoy a guided sound meditation, take part in mindful conversations, try yoga and more!

Master of Financial Insurance Program

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Dear Students,

The MFI Program The Master of Financial Insurance (MFI) is a professional program that provides students with a sophisticated understanding of this complex interaction of the financial and insurance fields. The program contains a comprehensive set of offerings and students gain rigorous training in statistical science, actuarial science and finance. This is a 12-month program with the first and second semesters containing academic courses with course work including substantial group projects. These courses are taught by both industry professionals as well as University of Toronto faculty members. The third and final semester (summer) consolidates the program by students entering a work placement in the finance industry.

For more information, please see: MFI Info Session and Webinar Poster